The 2017 Guelph Jazz Festival, September 13-17
, line-up has been released. The festival features Peter Brötzmann (solo woodwinds plus a live interview by Mack Furlong); Araz Salek (tar) & Pedram Khavar (dombak); John Butcher, Thomas Lehn & Matthew Shipp (performance, plus a live interview by Stuart Broomer); Cluttertones with Lee Pui Ming; Bernice; Jane and the Magic Bananas (Michel F. Côté, Alexandre St-Onge & Sam Shalabi); Peggy Lee’s Film in Music; Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble directed by Brent Rowan with Christine Duncan; Friendly Rich; Ray Anderson’s Pocket Brass Band; Matthew Shipp (solo piano); Way Out Northwest (John Butcher, Torsten Müller & Dylan van der Schyff); René Lussier’s MEUH; MendHam; BassDrumBone (Ray Anderson, Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway); Kidsability Youth Ensemble with alumni guest musicians; Animatist; Rebecca Hennessy’s Fog; Sandcatchers; Eucalyptus; Bank Street Bonbons; Pierre Kwenders; Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra; Mark Helias (solo bass); Tom & Gerry, and Barnyard Drama (Christine Duncan, Jean Martin).
Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the first
in a series of ten podcasts
in which he discusses and plays the music of the superb artists and groups that are part of this year’s program
. The first podcast features the groups sharing the Saturday, September 16th double-bill at Cooperators Hall, River Run Centre: BassDrumBone
. The second features the artists on the September 15th double-bill program, John Butcher / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp and Peggy Lee’s Octet, Film in Music
. New podcasts will be made public weekly for the ten weeks leading up to the festival.